NFL Pro Bowl Linebacker: Cincinnati Bengals
Career Highlights: A.J. Hawk enjoyed an impressive 10-year NFL career as one of the league’s most dominant defensive players. Hawk spent nine seasons with the Green Bay Packers and finished his career with Cincinnati in 2015, and Atlanta in 2016. In his career, Hawk recorded 945 total tackles with 643 solo tackles. He posted the two best statistical seasons of his career in 2012 and 2013 with the Packers and played a key role in the Packers 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2011 Super Bowl. Known for his incredible durability, Hawk played 158 of 160 games in his career. He either led the team or was in the top three in tackles in eight of his nine seasons with the Packers. Drafted out of Ohio State by Green Bay fifth overall in 2006, Hawk finished third in the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year voting, and earned a spot on Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers Association All-Rookie Team that season. He was also chosen the team’s Defensive Player of the Year. Hawk led the Packers in tackles in 2006 with 119, the second most ever recorded by a Green Bay rookie.